Monday, January 23, 2012

The Boys from Derby: "Bridal Night" by Wally Wood

Yeah, Groove-ophiles, Wally Wood isn't typically who you'd think of as one of the Boys from Derby, is he? Still, if you found him drawing pretty girls and evil barons in Ghost Manor #8 (August 1972) like Ol' Groove did, you'd wanna find an excuse to share that terror-tale, too! Wouldn't ya? Yeah, that's what I thought...






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  1. For the record, Alan Kupperberg and others assured me when I linked to this piece posted elsewhere a while back on my Wood blog that it was actually, in spite of Wood's signature, pencilled by Jack Abel, Woody's studio-mate at that time, and just inked by Wood.

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    1. Y'know, I wondered why there were so many panels with characters facing each other, and Abel was doing some work for Charlton at the time, so it all fits. Thanks, Booksteve!

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    2. No problem, Groove! After all, I am nothing if not a know-it-all! :P

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  2. Even though Wood's name is the only one attached to the story, I've read that he was actually the story's inker, enhancing Jack Abel's pencil work. Who knows? Wood did, however, do full artwork for some stories in one one of Charlton's war comics. If you ever stumble over any of those, they'd also be great to post. :-)

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  3. Anonymous, meet Booksteve...

    Wood on Charlton war? I'll look into it!

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    1. The WAR books have been reprinted several times. They are far from pure Wood art. I believe Tom Palmer and Wayne Howard assisted on these books. Wally did some great war stories for Harvey around this time (with Adkins and others.)

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